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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Residential Tenants

Section 8 Information - FSS Program

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) assists households receiving Section 8 subsidies from HPD to become economically independent. The FSS Program offers participants the opportunity to accumulate substantial savings that result from earnings increases, and are available to participants upon successful graduation from the program. In addition, the FSS Program provides referrals for vocational education, GED and English as a Second Language classes, continuing education courses, and employment counseling.

The FSS program is helping many HPD's Section 8 tenants move towards financial independence and even homeownership. Expanding homeownership opportunities for New Yorkers is a fundamental objective of Mayor Bloomberg's New Housing Marketplace Plan to create and preserve 165,000 affordable housing units for 500,000 New Yorkers over a 10-year period.

For more information on how to participate in HPD's FSS program, please visit the FSS page on the Residential Tenants section of this website.


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